On October 7, 2019, the United States and United Kingdom released the text of a bilateral data access agreement that would permit law enforcement authorities in one country to make direct requests to communications service providers based in the other country for electronic evidence related to serious crimes, including terrorism. This would allow these companies

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced bills in the US House and Senate that would significantly amend the Stored Communications Act (SCA),1 which forms Title II of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, to address issues frequently arising from cross-border data requests by law enforcement.2 If enacted into law, the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use